October 26, 2004
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Vote for the American election
Laura pointed out to me a place where the rest of the world can vote for the american election (globalvote2004.org). I think that this sort of goes along with the discussions on Ryan's blog. While it may seem really good that there might be a public place for people to "vote", I think that this might be a bad place to do it. Why? It's easy to "ballet stuff" with an online poll. But that's only if American's as a whole care what the world thinks.
That probably is a dangerous point by itself too. What if everyone in the world said that they felt that Bush was the best person to be elected? Would they vote for Kerry just as a big FU to the world? Or vise versa?
They are the only country that we share a border with, and I am still confused by how Americans act and think. And I don't know why there is such a significant difference... is it just the information that they are provided in the news?
I feel today I have brought up more questions than answers.
Posted by jim at October 26, 2004 11:18 AM
Interesting questions... here's another to ponder: can you really say that you know how Canadians act and think?
hahaha... good point. Maybe I just feel that I have a better feeling of them because I am one. Now, I didn't say that it was accurate, but I just said that's how I *feel*.
It's always about perception. ;-P
Can somebody please enlighten me as to an area of politics where Bush's administration actually succeeded? Their economy has gone to crap, foreign relations is crap, piles of people died unjustfully,... I'm so confused as to how half of United Statesians support him in this election.
And, just what demographic, based 'Republica', supports him? Southern, White, rich men, i guess, but who else?
The US just amazes me with respect to this election and i need some help. Can someone make a list of the different issues involved with politics and then point out the ones that Bush - at least patially - succeeded in?
He succeeded at ridding the world of terrorism. That may sound odd to any right minded Canadian, but watching the news the other day, I saw a United Statesian who had pretty much that opinion. They felt basically that Bush is handling terrorism much better than Kerry is prepared to do. 9/11/(does anybody remember the year) really made those Americans scared of terrorists, and a lot of them think Bush did a good job at stopping them. Kind of like rocks that keep away tigers.
The news this morning informed me of 2 more areas of failure for Bush: environment and employment, which i guess might be included in economy, but i originally meant for economy to mean the deficit and all that financial stuff.
So, i'm still looking for an area of success. Please help.
P.S. Don't you think that it's funny that half of the country want to re-elect a president who failed in every category of politics that i (or we) can think of? That's so messed up.
I also like how Bush defends his failure. When one presidential candidate attacks the other, this is how the argument often goes:
Attack: "My opposition is a failure because he (insert failure here)."
Kerry Defense: "Bush is incorrect because (insert intelligent defense here)."
Bush Defense: "I knew he would say that." or "I'd expect him to say something like that."
Yeah, i was wondering if it was the 'Religious' demographic that would be voting for Bush. I asked some relatives, who are very religious, if they would vote for Bush, and they said "No". They are Canadian though, so maybe it doesn't translate to the US; maybe you'd have to live closer to an - at least at one time - racist, fascist, homophobic, sciencephobic, sexist, meat-loving, fur-and-gun-loving, government-loving, and corporation-loving wasteland.... wherever that may be.
Sorry, maybe that was too much. I take it back.
Don't worry, the religious right has already forgiven your sin. ;)
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